Finally an answer to that age-old question… Should you carve a pumpkin like an American or keep it traditional with a neep?
24 October 2017
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Neeps (better known as turnips in England) were actually the original Halloween vegetable, not pumpkins.
The carving of neeps features in old Irish folklore.
A man named Jack tried to trick the devil but was cursed to roam the earth with only a burning coal held inside a hollowed-out turnip.
Irish immigrants to the United States raised the popularity of Halloween as a festival during the 19th century and discovered that pumpkins were easier to carve.